Google was created in 1998 “to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Achieving this goal of unprecedented scale and complexity requires  innovative, elegant and simple solutions.

In 2007, Google began designing a new language to empower developers to build clean, reliable and efficient software while taking full advantage of modern multi-core hardware and cloud computing. Two years later, Google released the Go programming language as an open-source project to make programming fast, productive, and most importantly, fun. Go quickly caught the attention of developers worldwide who used Go to create a broad range of innovations across many industries including:

  • Cloud technologies: Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes.
  • Video: Netflix, Comcast, Dailymotion, YouTube.
  • Database: InfluxDB, MongoDB, Couchbase.
  • News: New York Times, The Economist, BBC.
  • Commerce: Stripe, eBay, Square.
  • Transportation: SpaceX, Uber.

Today, Go is used by hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide. Google is proud to be joined by people from around the world creating the language and community responsible for tomorrow’s innovations.